Today, the United States officially declared Iran's Revolutionary Guard a "Terrorist Organization." Why this is a Big Deal is related to what longtime readers of these pages might remember.
Back in 2017, I wrote about a brilliant article in the New Yorker by Adam Davidson about a bizarre Trump hotel deal in Azerbaijan that made no sense, except for it being about money laundering, and seemingly having connections with... (say it all together now) Iran's Revolutionary Guard.
If you haven't read that New Yorker artlcle by Davidson, it's tremendous -- albeit very long (though you can probably skim through a few parts if the spirit moves you), and can read it here.
For a much shorter summary of Davidson's New Yorker article and earlier reporting on the subject by Kurt Eichenwald, here's a story today from RawStory about the history of it all, and its connection to the current, Trump terrorist-designation news.
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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